Fibre stuff

Fleece preparation, spinning, weaving, knitting – if it involves fibre I tinker with it. A small selection of pieces I’ve made or am currently working on are shown below. Please get in touch if you have any questions about techniques used or are interested in purchasing a piece.

A basket full of balled yarn and knitting on needles
A new beginning – the 2021 North Yorkshire temperature scarf.
Temperature 2021

A long range project, knitting just two rows each day. Each day the colour selected will depend on the temperature that day – with each colour representing a 5 celsius temperature range.

Hand knitted red cape with cable detail on the back and a loose fitted hood.
An unusual request – a red cape with a hood.
Red Riding Hood

Designed by Tamara Moots (pattern available on Ravelry: Brianna Cabled Cloak), this was made for my daughter who is into D&D and requested an elven hood.

handwoven fabric and a hank of yarn
Handwoven fabric
Rigid Heddel Weave

Striped fabric woven on a rigid heddle loom – a plain weave was used to showcase the self striping nature of this commercially produced yarn. The finished fabric was used to make a small crossbody bag.

Hand knitted sock with a hole in the bottom
There’s a hole in my sock, dear Liza.
Worn through

I love to see things I’ve made being used. It looks like this sock may be in need of some darning.

hand knit ladies tunic jumper
Commission for a tunic style aran sweater.
The Emma Sweater

Designed and knit for a customer – specific requests: casual fit, cable detailing, tunic style.

Test swatches of Shetland lace knitting
Swatching for a lace shawl order.
Ruby Rose Shawl

A commission for a traditional lace shawl but in a non-tradtional red colour – the shawl was destined for a bride in India so British knitting techniques and Indian wedding traditions were combined for this unique piece.

Spinning wheel bobbin filled with blue yarn.
Singles (unplyed) yarn on the wheel
Wool and Silk

A silk and merino wool blend being spun into yarn. This was used to weave a large scarf for a customer in the US, I loved this yarn and was very tempted to keep the scarf for myself (but then the desire to make some money to buy more sheep fluff got the better of me).

Small flock of Masham Longwool Sheep
Meet the nieghbours
Masham Sheep

These sheep live a few minutes walk from home, the Masham longwool (a Teeswater – Swaledale cross) is one of my favourite fibres for spinning, not as soft as Wensleydale but it spins and dyes well and I find it quite forgiving at the spinning wheel.